Places of value

Upon reading about archives

When Marc Augé’s non-place is this neutral area of transience where no valuable content can be found, the archive then – being a place of historical and contemporary accumulated value – is its counterweight.

When online

  1. The internet itself is an accumulation of archived data
  2. Online non-place = 404 response codes
  3. Facebook.com with its ocean of volatile content, is both a networked archive and a non-place at the same time. It’s up to you if you sail it’s surface to get across or dive in and hunt its water for treasure (probably finding more old shoes than loot).

 

archive and server resemblance

More on this

Derrida doing a SWOT on archives